William's Midsummer Dreams

William s Midsummer Dreams After a year living with Aunt Fiona William is off to audition for the role of Puck in a summer production of A Midsummer Night s Dream But getting the part is just the beginning Now William has to d

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  • Title: William's Midsummer Dreams
  • Author: Zilpha Keatley Snyder
  • ISBN: 9781442419971
  • Page: 463
  • Format: Hardcover
  • After a year living with Aunt Fiona, William is off to audition for the role of Puck in a summer production of A Midsummer Night s Dream But getting the part is just the beginning Now William has to deal with a jealous rival, a not so secret admirer, and the way the Baggetts still haunt him in nightmares William s summer is filled with acting and costumes and applause,After a year living with Aunt Fiona, William is off to audition for the role of Puck in a summer production of A Midsummer Night s Dream But getting the part is just the beginning Now William has to deal with a jealous rival, a not so secret admirer, and the way the Baggetts still haunt him in nightmares William s summer is filled with acting and costumes and applause, but he still worries sometimes that he and his younger siblings will never be able to shake off the past But when the Baggetts show up again, William realizes that he is braver than he thought, and that it will all turn out okay.

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    1. Like every Zilpha Keatley Snyder book I feel like it came to me at just the right point in my life to teach me a lesson that needed learning. This time it was William firstly reinforcing in me what Summer had already taught me in birds of Summer. That sometimes you have to leave your family to find yourself, to help yourself. And even though it is very important to take care of those who need you, you can never forget that the person who needs you the most is you, and you must always be your num [...]

    2. There's a lot of good reading in this book, but it seems mismatched for most kids--a book about a boy but really written for girls. It's also a sequel and while I didn't really need to read the first book to make this one comprehensible, the sheer quantity of references to William's first adventure was annoying. There isn't enough action and there's too much introspection for a lot of boys; this book will appeal to some girls and to some quieter boys who may also interested in theater.The book i [...]

    3. What a delightful book! I'm thinking this must be a sequel since it read like one, but it was easy to read as a stand-alone. I don't feel I was missing any important details. This book is about William, a budding young actor who is participating in a summer Shakespeare festival. With his natural acting abilities, William steals the show at the auditions. We are taken through his rehearsals and performances. There is a little drama with rivals and scary memories of the past, but overall it is jus [...]

    4. 13 year-old William S. Hardison and his 3 younger siblings are starting a new life with their aunt Fiona Hardison who has recently adopted them. William gets an opportunity to audition for the part of Puck in a summer production of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. After an exceptional audition, William nails the part but accidentally makes an enemy with the son of the Dean of Performing Arts who believed the part would be his. Other dilemmas William faces are a girl who has a c [...]

    5. I had not read the first book in this series The Great Escape; it was a little difficult to fully comprehend the storyline or the reasons for William’s overall misery in this fiction novel, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The lead protagonist William is trying to be a actor and takes it upon himself to leave his aunt’s house and move to New York where he can be part of the stage/acting scene. The numerous problems are his age, the lack of maturity, the inter-conflict with leaving is family (thr [...]

    6. William and his sisters and little brother have a wonderful new lease on life and happiness after escaping from the horrible Baggetts and being adopted by their aunt Fiona. 13-year-old William's thoughts are consumed by acting. He has the chance to be Puck in a summer production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, and he knows the part so well, that it is like putting on a second skin. His experiences in the theater company make up the bulk of the book; he is an appealing boy and readers will root for [...]

    7. This was a fun book to read because it combined some of my favorite things! It tells the story of a boy who was performing in a Shakespeare summer festival during the 1930sa unique and interesting setting and plot combination! William and the other characters were fun and believable. The only thing that bothered me about this book were the font changes to Old English everytime anything Shakespeare-related was mentioned. Other than that, I liked it!

    8. After how great the first one was, this one was a little more flat, because it all rode on William. Not that William isn't great, but I missed the other characters, which were all oddly missing. Still, it was entertaining, and pretty funny, because it's a well written viewpoint, from a twelve year old boy, and his views of family and crushes and all that. Worth it to see what happen after the first book.

    9. Appealing story sequel to William S. and the Great Escape, but you don't need to read the first one to understand the plot. William and his siblings have now been living with and adopted by Aunt Fiona for one year, after fleeing their abusive father and vicious step-siblings. William still has nightmares, but life really has improved and he has discovered his talent for theatrics. Although the book is set in the 1930's, it could be anytime.

    10. Didn't realize Zilpha Keatley Snyder was still writingTook some time to get into it (not least because it's the second in a series and I haven't read the first), but enough backstory was given to understand what was going on, and this story was quite good. Definitely recommended to those who love Shakespeare and/or theater (especially kids who want to act).

    11. Not great literature, but this would be a fun way to introduce children to Shakespeare and promote the idea that Shakespeare can be for anyone and can be fun. This is a sequel to William S. and the Great Escape, but one need not have read the first book to enjoy this one.

    12. Several if this author's books were among my favorites when I was growing up in the '70s. This book is appealing to me for its theatrical plot but I am a bit disappointed in some of the narrative, which is flat and repetitive, especially when it is William's inner monologues.

    13. I didn't like it as much as William S. and the Great Escape, but it was still quite well done. And I loved the dynamic between the siblings. Kind of Penderwick-ish at times.

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